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Hidden Treasures

Posted on February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021 Living History Farms may be closed to touring during the winter months, but did you know that you can still see many Farms favorites from the comfort of your couch? We’ve been…

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May Your Holidays Be Shiny and Bright

Posted on December 23, 2020

December 23, 2020 These festive baubles are mid-20th century Christmas tree ornaments from our historic artifact collection. This collection features two very popular types of ornaments, the iconic Shiny Brites and imported mercury glass. The…

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Differing Opinions – Women & Suffrage in the 19th century

Posted on August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020 On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed into law, giving women the right to vote. As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage, LHF is looking back at how…

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What’s Cooking – Food Preservation

Posted on August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 Even in the heat of summer, Iowa farmers were historically preparing for the winter to come. Harvested foods had to be preserved for winter and without reliable refrigeration until the 20th century,…

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